Articled Clerk

1 month ago
Req ID
2017-13800
Position
Regular Full-Time
Dept
Law Department
Law Law
Salary Min
55,567.78
Salary Max
81,182.12
Union
EXM
Openings
1
Contact Email
Margaret.Cummings@boston.gov

Overview:

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

 

Under the direction of the Corporation Counsel and the supervision of the First Assistant Corporation Counsel and Legal Advisor, an Articled Clerk deals with a particular area of the law.  He or she will present their findings to the Legal Advisor and may be called upon to negotiate on behalf of a particular department with third parties not represented by counsel.

 

This particular position is assigned to the City of Boston Public Facilities Department (PFD) and involves researching, writing, filing, and interacting with staff to respond to a variety of requests concerning PFD and the Public Facilities Commission (PFC), as well as Massachusetts laws.

Responsibilities:

  • Researches, writes, files, and interacts with staff to respond to a variety of requests concerning PFD and the Public Facilities Commission (PFC), as well as Massachusetts laws involving, but not limited to: public records, contracts, design and construction services, public bidding, and real estate.
  • Prepares documents for PFC meetings, and provide administrative assistance and support to the PFC Secretary and Legal Advisor.
  • Records and registers documents.
  • Prepares documents and cases necessary for specific court hearings.
  • Researches the circumstances of various cases and provide updates and reports.
  • Sorts and analyzes the information acquired.
  • Researches, writes, drafts memoranda, reports and letters.
  • Files and organizes.
  • Maintains positive working relationship with the City, courts and other parties as directed.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of paralegal experience within a government agency or law firm.
  • Paralegal degree preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Excellent, clear and effective writing and organizational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Westlaw, as well as various search engines.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General MCPPO designation or willingness to earn MCPPO designation within one year of hire strongly preferred.
  • Correct use of terminology.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws.

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.

 

Terms:

 

Union/Grade/Salary Plan: Non-Union/MM2-6

Hours per week:  35 

 

 

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